Hi Friend,

Here at Michigan Women Forward, we are gearing up for a busy end of the summer and an exciting fall season working to support entrepreneurs like you.  

Each year, we host the WomanUp & Pitch Business Plan and Pitch Competition, a funding opportunity for women who wish to start or grow an existing for-profit business. Stay tuned for more information about the competition in the upcoming weeks. 

In the meantime, it is not too late to join us for our Preparing to Pitch Workshops! These workshops are designed to help you develop your pitch competition concept paper and put your business idea into words! Come prepared with your business idea and walk away with real tools and resources that will help you not only pitch your business idea, but also have investor conversations and apply for grants & microloans. 

These workshops are being offered in a hybrid model — so you can join us either in person or virtually — in both Detroit and Grand Rapids. You can get more information and register here.  

Michigan Women Forward is here and committed to supporting you on your entrepreneurship journey. Check out the upcoming programs from MWF and our partners below and as always, please reach out to us if you have questions about applying for a microloan through Michigan Women Forward. 

Sincerely, 

Laura Tomassi-Miller 
Loan Officer 
Michigan Women Forward 

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